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My Pen, Excalibur

When she was ready and willing, her Fourth Step inventory proved much easier to do

Sputter, sputter...stall. No, this isn't about my aging car—it's about my pen, the one I'm using to write my Fourth Step inventory. It all started out smoothly enough, but along the way, it seemed like I hit some nasty frost heaves, and had stalled out.

My Fourth Step journey started on a snowy day in February 2013 when my sponsor gave me the first writing instruction. At first, my pen and I (along with my Higher Power) were motoring right along. As winter wound down, my pace settled into "slow, but steady." Five months later, I had finished writing my resentments—the first of... Login to read more
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